Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney Honours Veterans at Résidence Le Saint-Patrick

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, was at Résidence Le Saint-Patrick this morning where he breakfasted and talked with the Veterans who live there. For the Minister's visit, the residents held a short remembrance ceremony to mark Veterans' Week.

"It's an honour for me to salute the courage and dedication shown by our Canadian Veterans," said Minister Blaney. "The men and women who have served our country in times of war and peace deserve our respect, and their great contributions and achievements need to be remembered."

"The Veterans I met helped to shape today's Canada; it is our duty to take the time to thank them," stated Minister Blaney when he spoke to the Veterans who attended the breakfast.

Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans' Week by participating in various activities in their communities, or by sharing their thoughts of remembrance online. There are countless ways to show that you remember and honour Veterans. Taking the time to remember can be as simple as attending a local ceremony or wearing a poppy.

Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at

Image with caption: "The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined Veterans at Résidence Le Saint-Patrick in Québec City for a breakfast in honour of Veterans' Week. (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

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Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada

Jean-Pierre J. Godbout
Communications Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
514-283-2198   Cell: 514-209-1622

Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs

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